Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Pts awarded for creativity, building design, and number of marshmallow's successfully suspended. Construction Materials 5' length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks
When the children spent an hour in their new class during the summer term, I asked them to design and create one small square. I then displayed them as one large class piece of artwork which was put up in their new classroom, ready for them to see on the first day of term.